Wetland Ecology

Formerly known as salt marshes, students use common sampling equipment such as seines and sieves to catch and identify various plant and animal species from Dauphin Island’s salt marsh, while the educator facilitates a discussion of its ecology, food webs and the importance of wetland habitats, estuaries, and coastal marshes.

Students will explore the marsh using seine nets, shovels, sieves, and dip nets. Students will get wet and muddy.

All specimens will be discussed and observed by the student in collection containers.

Keywords to review: Estuary, Food Web, Detritus